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Blackfoot Trade Blanket with Beaded Hide Strip

Auction:
2879B
Lot:
103
Sold for:
$30,750$25,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2879B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 06, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Blackfoot Trade Blanket with Beaded Hide Strip, c. late 19th century, a red three-point blanket, the strip with multicolored geometric designs on a white background, hanging from the four large rondels are ermine tails with brass hawk bells and colored commercial yarn, above the strip are four pieces of wild turnip strung on the hide, blanket size 74 x 59, beaded strip lg. 65 1/2, dia. of rondels 8 3/4 in.
Estimate $15,000-20,000

Signs of old insect grazing. Frayed at ends. Beadwork overall great condition. Beaded strip looks like it's on buffalo hide. Back overall good condition. There is some tape on the back that is temporary to prevent the prairie turnips on the front from sagging.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Bead, Blackfoot Confederacy, Blanket, Crochet, Plains tribes, Rondel, Sewing, Yarn

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